Marie Collins Foundation awarded with £635,000 Investment to support Sexually Abused Children

The Marie Collins Foundation (MCF) has been awarded with £635,000 investment to support its vital work to help children who have been sexually abused online. MCF has developed the Global Protection Online Network (GPON), a programme to help countries take steps to respond to the threat of online child sexual abuse and exploitation (CSEA). GPON will help train safeguarding professionals to develop best practice on how to intervene in CSEA cases, including new guidelines and help to design … [Read more...]

NGOs raise hands to protect Children after approval of New Law

Various NGOs and role-players will gather later this month to discuss the implementation of the Western Cape Commissioner For Children Act assented by provincial authorities. On May 31, about 40 NGOs from across the province along with the government will attend a meeting to discuss the implications of the act, which provides for the appointment of a commissioner for children in the province. Once established, the Western Cape commissioner for children must monitor, investigate, research, … [Read more...]

U.S., UK share $10 Million XPRIZE Award to boost Child literacy

A California company is sharing a $10 million XPRIZE award with a London-based educational nonprofit for programs created to teach illiterate children how to teach themselves to read. The Berkeley-based Kitkit School and London’s one billion educational nonprofit were declared co-winners of the XPRIZE For Global Learning. Nearly 200 teams from 40 countries entered the competition, jumping at the chance to become the latest winner of an XPRIZE, a coveted international award funded by … [Read more...]

Shree Dayaa Foundation to form National Body for Child Rights

Under their ‘Peace for Children’ initiative, Shree Dayaa Foundation will be forming a national body which will bring together several organisations working towards the cause of protection of children. Speaking about the initiative, Chairperson of the foundation, Latha Rajinikanth said, "Atrocities against children continued across the country and there was an urgent need to bring together voices. We need to instil accountability and sensitivity among people. A chapter of our initiative has … [Read more...]

Norway pledges $150 Million to provide Education, Protection and Health Services for Children Around the World

Norway has announced to contribute $150 million to UNICEF over the next three years to help provide education, protection and health services to some of the most vulnerable children around the world. Norway’s Development Minister Dag Inge Ulstein said, "Flexible and predictable funding is critical to UNICEF’s support to children and young people in need all over the world. Norway is among the largest contributors of voluntary core contributions and thematic funding support to UNICEF. We are … [Read more...]

Education Cannot Wait approves US$1 Million Grant to support Cyclone Hit Zimbabwean Children

Education Cannot Wait approved a US$1 million grant that will help quickly restore education services for 55,000 children in Zimbabwe, including 27,000 girls whose lives have been ripped apart by Cyclone Idai. The new investment will help get children back in safe learning environments as soon as possible. It will be implemented by UNICEF (US$113,000 grant), CARE (US$100,000 grant), Plan International (US$225,000 grant), Save the Children (US$281,000 grant) and World Vision (US$281,000 … [Read more...]

Marshall Islands and World Bank launch Early Childhood Development Project

The Government of the Republic of the Marshall Islands and the World Bank have launched a US$13 million Multisectoral Early Childhood Development Project in Majuro. The project will support areas such as reproductive, maternal, newborn and child health and nutrition services, with a focus on the first 1,000 days of life. The project also aims to promote primary school readiness by enhancing support to parents and increasing access to early learning services. Marshall Islands President, … [Read more...]

Hilton Foundation awards $25 Million to 11 Organizations spanning across its Program Areas

The Conrad N. Hilton Foundation has approved 10 grants and one program-related investment extension, totaling more than $25 million during the first quarter of 2019. These grants and the program-related investment were awarded to 11 organizations spanning across the Hilton Foundation’s program areas, both in the U.S. and internationally. President and CEO of the Conrad N. Hilton Foundation, Peter Laugharn said, "We are pleased to award $25 million in grants this quarter to nonprofits doing … [Read more...]

First Malaria Vaccine Pilot launched in Malawi

To step up the fight against malaria, the first Malaria Vaccine Pilot has been launched in Malawi with the funding support from Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance, the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria and Unitaid. The pilots, which will also launch soon in Kenya and Ghana, will aim to vaccinate around 360,000 children per year in the three countries to evaluate the feasibility of delivering the required four doses of RTS,S in real-life settings, the vaccine’s potential role in … [Read more...]

Zayed Charitable and Humanitarian Foundation supports Projects for Orphans

The Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan Charitable and Humanitarian Foundation has announced that it will implement and support a series of local and international program and projects that aim to care for orphans. The foundation launched the Sheikh Zayed Centre in Mombasa, Kenya, and created a charitable endowment to financially support the centre’s development program, as part of its efforts to help orphans in the country and provide them with a dignified life. Director-General of the Zayed bin … [Read more...]